Delhi University – DU MSc Entrance Test 2014
DU 2013 MSc Entrance Exam
Delhi University 50% seats will be filled up on the basis of merit based on marks obtained by the candidates in the respective B.Sc. ( Hons. ) Courses Examination from University of Delhi ( not through Entrance Test ). They are, however, advised to make application for the admission through Entrance Test as well.
DU Entrance Test for admission to the following Courses except M.A / M.Sc. in Environmental Studies is being conducted to fill up 50% seats of total intake on the basis of merit in University of Delhi Entrance Test.
DU MSc 2013 Entrance Schedule
|Subject||Date of Exam||Subject||Date of Exam|
|Anthropology||14th June, 2013||Chemistry||18th June, 2013|
|Botany||15th June, 2013||Geology||19th June, 2013|
|M.A. / M.Sc. in Environmental Studies*||16th June, 2013||Zoology||20th June, 2013|
|Physics||17th June, 2013|
*100% Seats on the Basis of Delhi University 2013 MSc Entrance Test. Eligibility conditions are available at DU Website www.du.ac.in.
DU MSc 2013 Application Form Availability
1. Delhi University 2013 MSc Bulletin of Information with the Application Forms are available from the following address :
Office of the Faculty of Science,
Unit-I, Pota Cabin,
Near Department of Zoology,
University of Delhi,
Delhi – 110 007.
2. The Prospectus can be obtained by depositing a draft for 200/- in favour of “Registrar, University of Delhi” payable at State Bank of India, Service Branch, New Delhi ( Code no. 7687 ) between 10.30 AM to 3.30 PM with effect from 7th May, 2013 on all working days.
3. For Obtaining Application Form by Post :
On remitting a crossed Bank Draft of 200/- for each course in favour of “the Registrar, University of Delhi”, payable at State Bank of India Service Branch, New Delhi (Code no.7687). A self addressed envelope of size (25cms x 17cms) with postage stamps worth 35/- attached should also be enclosed with the request to be addressed as indicated above. Draft must be purchased only from the branches of State Bank of India.
- Date for Sale of DU MSc 2013 Bulletin : 7th May, 2013
- Last Date for Issue of DU 2013 MSc Application Forms by post : 23rd May 2013
- Last Date for Receipt of Completed Application is : 31st May, 2013
DU MA / MSc 2014 Entrance Exam
University of Delhi invites application for the following courses MSc Operational Research and MA / MSc Applied Operational Research for the academic year 2014 – 2015.
DU MA / MSc 2014 Exam Date
|Delhi University 2014 MA / MSc Exam Date : 1st June, 2014 ( Sunday )|
University of Delhi 2014 MA / MSc Courses Offered
- M.Sc. Operational Research at University of Delhi, North Campus
M.Sc. Operational Research is a two – year post graduate course. The number of seats in this course is 93 ( including all reservations ). This course includes a number of techniques of Operational Research : Linear, Nonlinear, Parametric and Network Optimization, Queueing, Inventory, Reliability, Marketing, Quality Control etc. The curriculum emphasizes on formulation of OR models and algorithms. Students are encouraged to develop skills in setting up and analyzing Operational Research models. The course demonstrates factors and restrictions involved in building and using models for planning and management problems. Case studies, Projects and use of OR software are constituents of the course.
- M.A. / M.Sc. Applied Operational Research at University of Delhi, South Campus
M.A. / M.Sc. Applied Operational Research is a two – year post graduate course. The number of seats in this course is 47 ( including all reservations ). This course was started in the year 1994. The curriculum lays heavy emphasis on experimental and process-oriented learning. The pedagogical tools include the use of case studies and industry oriented project work. Besides building up skills of individual decision making, lot of emphasis is laid on developing team skills and value focused decision making.
- M.Phil and Doctor of Philosophy ( Ph.D ) Programs
The Department has strong research interest in different subject areas of OR and offers M.Phil and Doctor of Philosophy ( Ph.D ) programs aimed at producing quality researchers.
DU MA / MSc 2014 Eligibility Criteria
Eligibility Conditions for Admission to M.Sc. Part-I in Operational Research and M.A. / M.Sc. Part-I in Applied Operational Research, 2014 – 2015
|Examination Passed||Percentage Required|
|a) Any Master’s Degree examination of the University of Delhi or an examination recognized as equivalent thereto with atleast two papers in Mathematics / Computer Science / Statistics / Operational Research at graduation / higher level.||55% marks in aggregate|
|b) Any Bachelor’s Degree examination under 10+2+3 scheme of examination of the University of Delhi or an examination recognized as equivalent thereto with|
atleast two papers in Mathematics / Computer Science / Operational Research / Statistics.
|55% marks in aggregate|
- The candidates who are appearing in the final year examination of the degree on the basis of which admission is sought are also eligible to apply.
- Applicants who have graduated under 10 + 2 + 3 scheme or an equivalent scheme are eligible for admission.
DU MA / MSc 2014 Age Relaxation
As per Ordinance I of the University, there is no minimum age bar for admission to the under graduate and post graduate courses in the University and its colleges except in the courses where the respective regulatory bodies ( such as MCI, AICTE etc. ) have prescribed the minimum age requirement in their regulations.
DU MA / MSc 2014 Reservations Seats
(a) Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe / Other Backward Classes
Reservation of seats in admissions to various under – graduate and post – graduate courses, including the M.Phil. program, shall be in the following manner :
- Scheduled Caste = 15 % of total intake in each course
- Scheduled Tribe = 7½ % of total intake in each course
- Other Backward Classes = 27% of total intake in each course
The seats reserved for the SC / ST shall be filled by the SC / ST candidates only. However, in case of non – availability of the eligible candidates the reserved seats may be interchanged between the SC & ST. If still any seat remains unfilled, the same shall be left vacant.
The seats reserved for the OBCs remain vacant; the said seats shall be filled with the OBC students. Only if OBC candidates possessing the minimum eligibility marks are not available in the OBC Category then the vacant OBC seats shall be converted into General Category seats in accordance with the admission schedule notified by the University.
(b) Supernumerary Seats
i. Persons with Disabilities ( PWD ) = 3% of total intake ( 1% each for the persons with low vision or blindness, hearing impaired and loco motor disability or cerebral palsy ( interchangeable in case of non – availability of candidates in the sub – categories ).
ii. Children / Widows of the eligible Armed Forces Personnel ( CW Category ) = 5% of the seats in each course. As per the guidelines approved by the Academic Council, admission of candidates belonging to CW categories have to be made in the following order of priorities :
- Widows / Wards of Defence personnel killed in action;
- Wards of serving personnel and ex-servicemen disabled in action;
- Widows / Wards of Defence personnel who died in peace time with death attributable to military service;
- Wards of Defence personnel disabled in peace time with disability attributable to the military service; and
- Wards of Ex-servicemen personnel and serving personnel including personnel of police forces who are in receipt of Gallantry Awards; Category-V ( Gallantry Awards ) include : Param Vir Chakra, Ashok Chakra, Sarvottam Yudh Seva Medal, Maha Vir Chakra, Kirti Chakra, Uttam Yudh Seva Medal, Vir Chakra, Shaurya Chakra, Yudh Seva Medal, Sena, Nau Sena, Vayusena Medal, Mention-in-Depstaches, President’s Police Medal for Gallantry, Police Medal for Gallantry.
iii. Foreign Nationals = 5% seats in first year of each course in Colleges. The foreign nationals seeking admission in the University / its colleges shall have to get them selves registered with the Foreign Students Registry in compliance with the schedule notified by the FSR. No foreign students will be admitted directly by the Department / Colleges. The address of the Foreign Students Registry is :
opposite Department of Botony,
University of Delhi,
Delhi – 110 007.
iv. Sports / ECA Persons = upto 5% of total intake in each course. Admission under these categories shall be made in accordance with the guidelines issued by the University from time to time.
(c) The merit list for the general category seats will comprise of all the candidates in the order of merit. No one will be excluded from the same. In other words, it will also include SC / ST / OBC candidates if they come in the general merit. A candidate cannot be excluded from the general category merit list just because he belongs to SC / ST / OBC. Such a candidate is entitled to be considered under the general category, as well as under the reserved category. Admission to open category seats will be strictly in the order of merit without excluding SC / ST / OBC candidates.
(d) As per A.C. Resolution 40 dated 24/04/1997, no student of the University shall be permitted to pursue two degree courses simultaneously either from the University of Delhi or from other University except the part – time diplomas / certificates of the University of Delhi.
DU MA / MSc 2014 Application Form
a) Delhi University 2014 MA / MSc Entrance Test Fee
As the Eligibility Conditions are same for admission to both the Courses M.Sc. Operational Research Part-I at North Campus and M.A. / M.Sc. Applied Operational Research Part-I at South Campus, the candidates may opt for admission to both the Courses. Accordingly, the Common Entrance Test fee would be as follows :
|Course Name||Delhi University Entrance Test Fee|
|General Category & OBC||Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe / PWD Category|
|M.Sc. Operational Research|
and / or M.A. / M.Sc. Applied
(b) University of Delhi Mode of Payment
Payment should be made by crossed Bank Draft in favour of “Registrar, University of Delhi” payable at New Delhi.
For obtaining the bulletin and application form by post, the Bank Draft only along with a self-addressed stamped ( worth 50/- ) envelope ( size 10″x7″ ) should be sent to the following address :
Room No. 215,
Department of Operational Research,
IInd Floor, New Academic Block,
University of Delhi,
Delhi – 110 007.
The Department will not be responsible for any postal loss / delay.
(c) Delhi University 2014 Common Entrance Test
It will consist of written test, group discussion and interview.
- Written Test ( 80% ) :It will be of 3 hours.duration with multiple choice questions. There will be negative marking for every wrong answer. It will consist of two parts :Part-I : General Aptitude ( 20% ) :General English, Comprehension, Logic, Analytical ability and Reasoning.Part-II : Quantitative Aptitude ( 60% ): Questions from Mathematics, Statistics, Operational Research and Computer Science.
- Group Discussion ( 10% )
- Interview ( 10% )
Based on the performance in written test, a consolidated merit list consisting of 3 times of the number of seats available for admission in each course would be prepared for group discussion and interview.
Note : In all cases the decision of the Mathematical Sciences Courses Admission Committee will be final and binding on the candidates.
DU MA / MSc 2014 Admission Ticket
The Admission Tickets will be issued by post only. In case of non – receipt of the Admission Ticket, a request may be made to the Department with two copies of photograph and Serial Number of Application Form, not earlier than three days before the date of the Common Entrance Test date, for issue of a Duplicate Admission Ticket. The candidate will be required to show the Admission Ticket at the time of the test. No candidate will be admitted to the Examination Hall without the DU 2014 MA / MSc Admission Ticket.
DU MA / MSc 2014 Important Dates
|Starting date of obtaining MA / MSc Application Forms for Common Entrance Test||May, 2014 ( 10.00AM - 4.00 PM )
From the Department office on working days ( Monday - Friday ),
|Last date for receipt of completed DU MA MSc 2014 Application Forms||2nd week of May, 2014 ( 10.00 AM - 4.00 PM )
On working days ( Monday - Friday )
|Dispatch of Admit Cards by Post||Last week of May, 2014|
|Date of Delhi University MSc / MA Common Entrance Test||1st June, 2014 ( Sunday )|
|Declaration of result of University of Delhi MA / MSc 2014 Common Entrance Test||Last week of June, 2014*|
|Group Discussions and Interviews||18th July, 2014 to 20th June, 2014*|
|Admission List||Last week of July, 2014*|
DU 2014 MA / MSc Syllabus
This part is intended to test the candidate’s vocabulary and analytical skills at a level essential for accurate comprehension and presentation of material appropriate for this degree. The language background expected will be of the level of English at Senior Secondary Examination. The paper will include passages for comprehension, test of vocabulary ( synonyms and antonyms ), elementary grammar and syntax.
The section on Analytical Ability and Reasoning will include standard questions on pattern recognition, logic, Venn diagrams etc. It is not intended to be subject – specific.
Mathematics : Vector Space, subspace and its properties, linear independence and dependence of vectors, matrices, rank of a matrix, reduction to normal forms, linear homogenous and non-homogenous equations, Cayley – Hamilton theorem, characteristic roots and vectors. De Moivre’s theorem, relation between roots and coefficient of nth degree equation, solution to cubic and biquadratic equation, transformation of equations.
Calculus : Limit and continuity, differentiability of functions, successive differentiation, Leibnitz’s theorem, partial differentiation, Euler’s theorem on homogenous functions, tangents and normals, asymptotes, singular points, curve tracing, reduction formulae, integration and properties of definite integrals, quadrature, rectification of curves, volumes and surfaces of solids of revolution.
Differential Equations : Linear, homogenous, separable equations, first order higher degree equations, algebraic properties of solutions, linear homogenous equations with constant coefficients, solution of second order differential equations. Linear non-homogenous differential equations.
Real Analysis : Neighbourhoods, open and closed sets, limit points and Bolzano Weiestrass theorem, continuous functions, sequences and their properties, limit superior and limit inferior of a sequence, infinite series and their convergence. Rolle’s theorem, mean value theorem, Taylor’s theorem, Taylor’s series, Maclaurin’s series, maxima amd minima, indeterminate forms.
Statistics : Measures of central tendency and dispersion and their properties, skewness and kurtosis, introduction to probability, theorems of total and compound probability, Bayes theorem, random variables, probability mass and density functions, mathematical expectation, moment generating functions, Binomial, Poisson, Geometric, Exponential and Normal distributions and their properties, method of least squares, correlation and regression, introduction to sampling, sampling distributions and tests of significance based on, Chisquare and F-distributions.
Definition & scope of Operational Research, Formulation of simple Linear Programming Problems, Simplex method and basics of Duality.
Characteristics of Inventory System, Simple Economic Lot Size Inventory models, Reorder Level, Simple single period Stochastic Inventory Model.
Definition of Queues and their characteristics, Queueing Models with Markovian Input and Markovian Service, M/M/1 & M/M/C Queueing Models.
Definitions of Reliability, Availability, Reliability of multicomponents systems, failure time distributions : exponential and Weibull.
Computer Science : Flowcharts and algorithms, Number system : binary, octal, hexadecimal; Truth values, Logical operations, Logic functions and their evaluation.
Computer basics, Computer generations and classifications, Fundamentals of high level languages, Fundamentals of Operating System, C Programming Language.
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